Jim is primarily a California landscape artist, although he also does figurative and still life work. His favored mediums are oil on canvas and soft pastel on paper. He prefers working in a realist manner, and considers this to be the ultimate challenge to an artist.
“I am a California Native who grew up loving its landscape, especially in Spring. My favorite months are March, April and May, when the California landscape is a most spectacular sight to behold.
Precious images from my childhood are still with me. I used to walk the East Bay foothills and remember the cool, clear sunny days with bright blue skies, green grasses, wildflowers and new green on the trees. Now, each Spring I am fortunate to revisit those images, and as an artist I seek to record California’s magnificence.”